Mass. Schools Report 812 New COVID-19 Cases Among Students, Staff

A total of 718 students tested positive from April 15 to April 28, along with 94 school district employees. 

Giani Clarke,18, a senior at Wilson High School, takes a test in her AP Statistics class. The desks are doubled as a way to provide more social distancing.
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Massachusetts schools saw 812 new COVID-19 cases among students and staff over the past two weeks.

The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the numbers Thursday in its weekly COVID-19 report. A total of 718 students and 94 employees with district building access within seven days of the report tested positive between April 15 and April 28. 



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The case report marks a decrease of 467 total cases from the previous report. The last report said 1095 students and 184 district staff tested positive, for a total of 1,279 cases. 

While the number of positive cases in schools has fluctuated, the estimated number of students and staff in public school buildings has remained the same over the past month.

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